Buildings Can Save the Planet | A Panel at the International Arts & Ideas Festival

The audacious idea that buildings can save the planet is fundamentally optimistic and absolutely necessary. This is a gathering of locally based and nationally prominent experts who are at the forefront of advanced building theory, science, planning, design, and construction.

This interactive conversation will explore the future for regenerative, climate-positive buildings that go beyond sustainability to actually sustaining and healing the environment.

MARK LOEFFLER is the director of the New Haven office of Atelier Ten, an international environmental design consulting firm. He has been an influential environmental and lighting design consultant for more than 25 years.

MICHELLE ADDINGTON is the Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at Yale University School of Architecture, co-author of Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions and author of recently published Emerging Technologies.

HOWARD BROWN is the co-founder of dMASS and co-author of Naked Value: Six Things Every Business Leader Needs to Know About Resources, Innovation & Competition. Full bio

VIRGINIA (GINGER) CHAPMAN, Director of Sustainability, Yale University

AL GOGOLIN, PE, LEED AP is a senior vice president for Skanska USA (construction manager for the Living Building Challenge certified Bullitt Center in Portland, OR among many other notable green buildings) and he heads the firm’s New Haven office.

ANTHONY (TONY) MARKESE, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP is a principal at Pickard Chilton, designer of many significant buildings around the world, and part of the team that recently published The Office Building of the Future.

AARON SMITH, LEED AP BD+C is Assa Abloy’s Director of Sustainable Building Solutions and chairs New Haven’s Living Building Challenge Collaborative.

Impossible Ideas
This panel is part of IMPOSSIBLE IDEAS, a series of conversations and connections with the innovators among us that imagine the future while celebrating past achievements, including talks, tours, and activities.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Saturday, June 21, 2014
    10:30 am

  • Where: 

    Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry
    195 Prospect Street
    New Haven, Connecticut

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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